Personalized apparel and crockery. For a newly-married couple (after one year, you still feel newly-married, right?), cute and romantic gifts continue to be charming. So, monogrammed tees, dressing gowns, coffee mugs or even personalized photo quilts and pillow cases with motifs of hearts and heartbeats make for wonderful first anniversary gifts.
It’s exactly the same principle working when you’re attempting to write something good on the wedding anniversary greeting card. Working it solo, you may be able to generate a few acceptable greetings; but if you can find ways to stimulate your thoughts, the ideas will really begin to flow.
A bespoke poem. Have a poem written just for her. Add flourish by adding a special photograph alongside it. Have the whole thing framed attractively. It’s your ode to all her many wonderful qualities that made you fall in love with her.
A personalized memory book. If you have planned to give this as a gift, then start preparations from day one! Create a memorable memory book for her in which you stick favorite photographs — wedding, honeymoon, other holidays and significant events – jot down romantic memories, verbalize your thoughts and feelings. Make her go all goose-bumpy when she gets hit by all that passion and romance that leaps out from every page.
Handmade card or a handwritten letter. There’s little that can beat a letter or card written in the giver’s own hand. It makes the gift so very personal and meaningful. While a store-bought card may be more extravagantly worded, it lacks your personal signature. If you are writing a letter, use good quality paper, take time over the words as you highlight all the big and small moments that have become cherished memories of the past one year. You can affix your wedding photograph on the card cover to make it really exclusive and personal.